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Dress Code

The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:
  • Students’ hair shall be clean, neat, and well-groomed. Hair styles or color shall not, in the opinion of the administration, cause a health or safety hazard or cause a disruption of the educational process. (i.e. no abnormal hair color; blue, green, pink, purple, etc.)
  • Students shall wear clothing and under-garments in keeping with their gender.
  • No half-length or bare-midriff shirts/blouses shall be worn. Shirt lengths should be long enough so that midsections shall be covered at all times.
    • Students should be able to raise their arms without exposing their midriff, regardless of whether or not a jacket or over-shirt is worn.
    • Clothing that exposes skin (see-through garments, cutouts or holes in jeans, slacks, dresses or skirts, tank tops, spaghetti straps, strapless, etc.) will not be permitted.
  • Sleeveless Shirts
    • Pre-K through third grade must have straps the width of a credit card and be fitted around the arm.
    • Fourth through sixth graders may not wear sleeveless shirts
  • Any garment worn on the legs, regardless of what it is called, must be no shorter than fingertip length with arms held straight down the student’s side. This rule includes, but not limited to skirts, jeans, slacks, pants, sweat pants, culottes, walking shorts, jams, clamdiggers, jumpsuits and skorts.
  • All pants will be worn at waist level.
  • Spandex, tights, yoga pants, jeggings will only be allowed underneath clothing (shirts, dresses) that are no shorter than fingertip length with arms straight down the student’s side.
  • Students shall wear shoes. No houseshoes allowed. Shoes with wheels are not permitted. Students must wear appropriate shoes for PE.
  • No sunglasses worn in school buildings unless approved by the administration for special occasions.
  • Male students may wear only stud earrings.
  • No body piercings or body piercing spacers, gauges, cones, tattoos or temporary tattoos.
  • Students are not to wear/carry items with either pictures, logos, phrases, letters, or words printed on them that are obscene, or disruptive in the judgment of the school administration. This shall include, but shall not be limited to:
    • Clothing, book covers, jewelry, note books, and make-up, which have:
      • Satanic and/or gang-related symbols or expressions.
      • Nude/semi-nude figures
      • Pictures or logos of alcoholic beverages or tobacco
      • Logos associated with sexually explicit materials or symbols
      • Obscene gestures or words
      • Pictures that depict prohibited substances
      • Figures in sexually suggestive postures
    • Students are not to wear head coverings of any kind within school buildings unless approved by the administration for special occasions. “Hats” should be interpreted broadly and shall include caps, visors, bandannas, hoods, scarves or kerchiefs, and similar hat-like apparel.
    • Regulations in reference to grooming and dress for special activities such as athletics, fine arts, and drill team shall be governed by the immediate person in charge of these activities under the direction of the principal

If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student will be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.